Family Beltane

Beltane Fire Society is celebrating it’s 25th anniversary this year and there is an additional event for those with kids ( on 28th ).

Activities start at 10am on Calton Hill and include:  storytelling |  face painting | lantern making |  music and singing | belly dancing workshop | African drumming and dancing | character and movement games | procession for kids ( starts at 1pm ). Family Beltane  fb page is here.

I will be photographing an event so if you spot me somewhere, come and say hello. All photos will be put on this blog in a password protected gallery for anyone interested.

And there is a 2 part workshop at St.Margaret’s House during which you can make a willow puppet; photos below are from the first one, and another is this Saturday from 2-3.30pm. Happy Beltane!



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  • Hi VamaMama I'm Tom Gibson, one of the trustees of the Beltane Fire Society and one of the organizers of this years Family Beltane.
    We are running a number of workshops leading up to two events that are going to be part of TradFest this year and I was hoping as well as interesting you in being part of things that I might use one of your fantastic photos to promote the events in the Tradfest program.
    There is a facebook group set up and if you send your facebook name I can add you.

    Many thanks Tom G